Report of two cases of ciliary body mesectodermal leiomyoma: unique expression of neural markers.

Ophthalmology 2007 Jan 27;114(1):157-61. Epub 2006 Oct 27.

Department of Ophthalmology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: Mesectodermal leiomyoma of the ciliary body is a rare tumor with, to our knowledge, only 15 cases reported in the literature. It has a neural histopathologic appearance and a presumed origin from neural crest.

Design: Case report.

Results: Two cases of mesectodermal leiomyoma with histopathologic and immunohistochemical confirmation are reported.

Conclusions: For the second time, we were able to demonstrate expression of neural immunohistochemical markers in this tumor.

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